|0||Short integer field where zeros are "no data" and automatically filled in for the remaining shoreline polylines not derived from lidar.|
|0||Zeros are "no data" and serve as place fillers for the lidar shorelines. Actual uncertainty values for lidar are stored in shoreline uncertainty dBase (.dbf) file.|
|USGS||U.S. Geological Survey|
|NOAA||National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration|
|FLDEP||Florida Department of Environmental Protection|
|MOG||Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Geology|
|USA||University of South Alabama (USA)|
|lidar||Light detection and ranging (lidar).|
|aerial photographs||aerial photographs|
|T or TP with number||NOAA/NOS topographic survey sheet (T- or TP-sheet) with associated registry number|
|CSC data||NOAA Coastal Services Center vector digital shoreline data|
|[data source]; [region source file]||[data source] is NOAA/NOS topographic survey sheet (T- or TP-sheet) with associated registry number, or other data source; [region source] identifies file name downloaded from Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FLDEP)|
|MOG data||Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Geology|
|USA data||University of South Alabama (USA)|
|Range of values|
|0||Shoreline month and day are known.|
|1||Shoreline month and day are unknown and default value of 07/01 was used.|
|open ocean||Shoreline on a coast with open ocean wave exposure.|
|Range of values|
This dataset includes shorelines from 152 years ranging from 1849 to 2001 for the Alabama coastal region from the Florida border to Dauphin Island. Shorelines were compiled from topographic survey sheets (T-sheets; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Geology (MOG), University of South Alabama (USA)), air photos (Florida Department of Environmental Protection), and lidar data (United States Geological Survey/National Aeronautics and Space Administration). Historical shoreline positions serve as easily understood features that can be used to describe the movement of beaches through time. These data are used to calculate rates of shoreline change for the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) National Assessment of Shoreline Change Project. Rates of long-term and short-term shoreline change were generated in a GIS using the Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) version 4.3. DSAS uses a measurement baseline method to calculate rate-of-change statistics. Transects are cast from the reference baseline to intersect each shoreline, establishing measurement points used to calculate shoreline change rates.
Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
Use_Constraints:Public domain data from the U.S. Government are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey as the originator of the dataset.
Neither the U.S. Government, the Department of the Interior, nor the USGS, nor any of their employees, contractors, or subcontractors, make any warranty, express or implied, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, nor represent that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS in the use of these data or related materials. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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